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Bowl: C.3-1971

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 33

Maker(s)

Potter: Unknown

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Description

Fritware; interior painted in blue over a white ground and under a transparent uncoloured glaze

Fritware, wheel thrown.
Shape: carinated bowl with a collared neck, sits on a low, flaring foot ring
Interior: painted in dark blue over a white ground beneath a transparent uncoloured glaze. On the rim a blue line is painted. On the body blue lines radiate from a central circle.
Exterior: covered with an uneven incomplete glaze with a pale turquoise-green tinge that covers the surface unevenly and terminates above the bottom of the foot ring. The underside of the foot is unglazed.

Notes

History note: Given by Lady Lee

Legal notes

Given by Lady Lee, in memory of her husband Sir Frank Lee

Measurements and weight

Height: 7.5 cm
Weight: 229 g
Width: 15.4 cm

Relative size of this object

15.4 cm7.5 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1971) by Lee, Lady

Dating

Early 13th Century
Circa 1200 CE - Circa 1220 CE

School or Style

Seljuk

Components of the work

Interior composed of pigment ( dark blue) glaze ( uncoloured, transparent)
Exterior composed of glaze ( pale turquoise-green)
Rim Diameter 15.4 cm
Base Diameter 6.3 cm

Materials used in production

Fritware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Fritware, wheel thrown. Glazed inside and out. Interior painted in dark blue over a white ground under a transparent uncoloured glaze. Exterior glazed with an uneven incomplete glaze with a pale turquoise-green tinge.

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Hand written in pencil directly onto vessel surface

  • Text: ‘38’
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Hand written in pencil
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: Printed decorative border: any inscription now missing
  • Location: Exterior, lower body above pencil inscription on foot ring
  • Method of creation: Printed gummed paper label (torn, incomplete)
  • Type: Paper label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.3-1971
Primary reference Number: 74482
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 January 2021 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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